Despatch from Right Hon. Edward Cardwell to Viscount Monck, No. 31 (25 June 1864)
By: Edward Cardwell
Citation: Despatch from Right Hon. Edward Cardwell to Viscount Monck (25 June 1864) in UK, HC, Return to an Address of the Honourable The House of Commons, dated 30 June 1864; for Copy of Correspondence between any of the North American Provinces and the Imperial Government, relating to their Application for Assistance in raising a Loan for an International Railway (1864).
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Downing-street, 25 June 1864.
I HAVE the honour to transmit to you, for your information, the enclosed copies of a correspondence which took place between this Department, the Treasury, and Mr. Watkin, relative to the construction by the Provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia of a railway between Truro and the Bend, which would serve hereafter as the first link in the Intercolonial Railway, if that project should be carried into execution.
These papers were not sent to you at the time, because they more immediately referred to a work which was confined to the Lower Provinces; but, considering the bearing which they have on the more general scheme of the Intercolonial Railway, and especially upon the applicability and duration of the offer which has been made of a guarantee on the part of Her Majesty’s Government, I think it right to bring then also within the knowledge of yourself and of your Government.
I have, &c.
(signed) Edward Cardwell.